We are happy to announce that we’ve won the esteemed honor of “Winery of the Year” from the 5th Annual Sommelier Challenge competition! The judging panel—which included Master Sommelier Bob Bath, wine writer David Furer, and Culinary Institute of America Wine Director Tracy Dutton, amongst others—also awarded three platinum, three gold, and several silver medals to wines from Arrogant Frog and Paul Mas Estate, two additional brands from the Domaines Paul Mas family of wines. Sensationnel!

Sommelier Challenge Director Robert Whitley calls the wines, “beautifully balanced, suave and sophisticated, and most of all delicious,” noting a renaissance of the Languedoc wine industry lead by “visionary enterprises” such as Domaines Paul Mas. We modestly and humbly (much like our Arrogant Frog) agree, and hope you’ll feel the same.

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Here is a list of the award-winning wines. We hope you’ll pick up a bottle tonight and bring Everyday Luxury to your dinner table!

Platinum Winners:

  • 2011 Chateau Paul Mas Clos de Savignac, Gres de Montpellier, Coteaux Du Languedoc AOP, France $27

  • 2012 Chateau Paul Mas Belluguette, Coteaux du Languedoc AOP, France $20

  • 2011 Paul Mas Estate Carignan Vielles Vignes, Pays d’Herault IGP, Savignac Vineyard, France    $14

Gold Winners:

  • 2012 Arrogant Frog Lily Pad Red, Pezenas, France $9.99

  • 2012 Arrogant Frog Savvy Sauvignon Blanc, Pezenas, France $9.99

  • NV Cote Mas Rosé Cremant de Limoux AOP, France $17.50